Big red sky

September 9, 2018 1:05 PM

It's been a while since I posted any of my new songs here. What do you think of my kind of new direction (and quality of the recording)? Alternative folk-ish, acoustic song with clean vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonies. Sounds happy but the lyrics are not.

Lyrics:

You left me by that old horizon
Even then
You were a lonely bird
The moon was spitting out your feathers
You said you’re fine
But I know it hurts

Now through the night I heard you singing
Singing of
That bitter rain
You stayed up drinking till the morning
And you never did
Let go of your shame

You’re on my shoulders when I hear that song
And I can’t help singing along
Oh oh oh oh oh…

You said you would keep going on
You’d just hide out till the devil left
You tore your heart out of that big red sky
Spilled your blood your breath your sweat


Oh oh oh oh oh…
Oh oh oh oh oh…
Oh oh oh oh oh…

posted by Bluebird Wine (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

It's really beautiful! Sounds like a great recording to me - although, I don't know shit about recording ... or music, really! But I really love it, it's fucking great!

Is this a new direction-? I don't know shit about directions either, so ... obviously I'm the least useful commentator here, but I wonder what you feel about it? It's not like I don't like your other songs - quite the reverse, but I guess this one is a little ... I don't want to say "poppier", because that is just meaningless, but as you say it "sounds happy".

So ... is that a new direction? I would have assumed it was just where this particular song wants to go. But, do feel free to ignore me if I'm missing some obvious things that it would be a pain to explain.

Anyway - thank you for posting it, because I really like it!
posted by the quidnunc kid at 9:42 AM on September 13


Thank you for your comment! I guess it is more where this particular song wanted to go more than it is a new direction altogether. But most of my other songs are more...weird? off kilter? and this is the first one I've written that feels so straightforward. So I'm thinking I'm going to explore a different sound without abandoning my old one.
posted by Bluebird Wine at 9:30 AM on September 18 [1 favorite]


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